- Learn to improvise and jam in the blues style.
- Packed with ideas and techniques for blues soloing.
- Play riffs and licks in the style of blues musicians from Robert Johnson to Muddy Waters to Stevie Ray Vaughan.
- Blues chord patterns and strum patterns in a variety of styles.
- 80 examples with mp3s and 4 backing tracks to jam along with.
- Contains chord charts and tab for re-entrant, C-tuned ukulele.
What you get: A 78 page PDF file, 84 mp3 files, a printer-friendly pdf file, 7 pdf files containing scale and chord patterns. Download size: 27.3MB. To learn more about these file types and download a test file, visit our FAQ page. If you have any questions not answered there, please contact me here.
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To give you some idea of what you’ll be able to play, this is the final piece tabbed in the book which combines a number of the ideas contained in the ebook.
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Here’s what people are saying about the How to Play Blues Ukulele ebook:
This is a wonderful little tome. I’m not the kind of guy who learns how to play things or do things from books or manuals, I’ve always hated it. Yet I found the experience different when playing with this ebook. I learned to pick out just about everything you had in the ebook quickly and it was fun.
- Todd Mauldin of The Hellbusters
I’ve been teaching myself to play uke, and have to say that it was the music theory that got me stumped when it came to understanding such things as pentatonic blues scales and chord progressions for jamming. Despite the fact that i know some really great musicians, none of them have been able to explain it as clearly as simply as you lay it out in the book. Knowing the basic pattern relative to the root note (and how that works in second and third position too) has opened up a whole new uke world for me, just as i was getting stuck in tried and tested patterns, jigs and reels! It’s like i’ve been playing in black and white till now and suddenly i’m seeing in colour! It couldn’t have been explained better.
The book is amazing!!! so professional and, even more importantly, so USEFUL! I love the lessons, they’re broken down into manageable chunks, and the MP3s demonstrate everything so clearly! Really, you have done a stellar job.
I play blues (among other things) on uke all the time, but honestly, i have been stuck in a rut with my playing… I sat down and played with your book for just 20 minutes and it opened up all kinds of new ideas for me..such as using the C5 instead of the straight C. now I want to sit down and write some new songs using what i picked up. I can’t wait to get even more into the lessons! very exciting!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am really going to enjoy playing with this!
- Pam Moore AKA Madame Pamita
Of all the written ukulele instruction I have poured through, this stands out above all the others. Every example is worth learning! I can’t bring myself to skim through the pages for fear that I will miss one small tidbit of great information. The mp3 examples are great, especially for picking up a particular rhythm in a selection.
Anyone who plays the ukulele should have a copy of this book.
Table of Contents
1 Blues Chord Progressions
1.1 Shuffle Rhythm
1.2 12 Bar Blues
1.3 Variations on the 12 Bar Blues
1.4 The Blues Shuffle
1.5 Other Blues Chord Patterns
2 Blues Riffs
2.1 Muddy Waters Style Riff
2.2 John Lee Hooker Style Riff
2.3 Bo Diddley Style Riff
2.4 Stevie Ray Vaughan Style Riff
3 Intros, Outros and Turnarounds
3.1 Stevie Ray Vaughan Style
3.2 Robert Johnson Style
3.3 Descending Turnarounds
3.4 Turnaround To Outro
4 Blues Soloing Techniques
4.1 Blues Bends
4.3 Hammer-Ons & Pull-Offs
5 Blues Soloing
5.1 Minor Pentatonic Scale
5.2 Transposing the Pentatonic Scale
5.3 Improvising Tips
5.4 Self Accompanied Blues
5.5 Minor Pentatonic Second Position
5.6 Minor Pentatonic Third Position
5.7 Minor Pentatonic Fourth Position
5.8 Minor Pentatonic Fifth Position
5.9 Using the Re-Entrant String
5.10 The Blues Scale
5.11 Major Pentatonic Scale
6 Putting It All Together